2019 Impact Report & Meet Lauren Weston, Chair

As 2019 draws to a close, I want to introduce myself as the new Chair of Friends of SFACC, and to thank Genevieve Herreria for her many years of service as board chair, animal champion, and friend of San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Her leadership has been foundational to our successes, the most important of which is that construction began in April on the new shelter building, with completion expected Spring of 2021!

The facility will be a state-of-the-art, modernized and retrofitted historic building. Constructed in 1893 and rich in San Francisco history, the building at Bryant and Alameda Streets will be preserved for all San Franciscans to visit and enjoy. The new SFACC facility will follow best practices in disease, noise, and odor control, and improve the overall well-being and adoptability of animals in their care. Our goal is to raise $4.3 million over the next four years for the new building as well as to ensure continued support for programs that are not covered by the City budget.

Because of people like you who want to make a difference, Friends provides support to SFACC that allows this incredible shelter to better serve the community. Please read our 2019 Impact Report and consider a year-end gift. With your help, we can better serve the County of San Francisco and all the domestic and wild animals in need in 2020. We could not do this work without the financial support of friends like you. Thank you for being our partner.

Thank you for all you do for animals,

Lauren Weston

P.S. I would love to show you the new building site and the progress made so far! Please contact me to schedule a tour. I also encourage you to visit our website at friendsofsfacc.org, sign up for our newsletter, and keep an eye out for emails from Friends to learn more about the other programs we support.

#GivingTuesday 2019 High Five!










We had a record-breaking #GivingTuesday​ at SF Animal Care & Control on Dec. 3, 2019! Together we raised over $10,200 and met our $10K PET CAMP Matching Gift Challenge. That means TWICE the support for our shelter programs. The outpouring of funding we received from you expresses your commitment to helping animals in San Francisco. From the bottom of our hearts and paws we thank you! And thank you Pet Camp!

Your gift will go directly toward critical programs that are outside the scope of the shelter’s city budget, such as a Behavior and Training program (B&T), quarterly free microchip and low-cost rabies vaccine clinics, an Emergency Medical Fund, toys and treats for the animals, and microgrants to local rescue groups.

We deeply appreciate your support and promise that your donation will be wisely spent.

In gratitude,
~The Friends of SFACC


Holiday Windows 2019

The Cuddle Experience at Macy’s Holiday Lane!

Warm up for the 33rd year of San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition at Macy’s Windows, starting Nov. 22nd! But we can’t wait that long to cuddle cute adoptable animals, so we’ll be joining our neighbors, the SF SPCA and their pups and kitties Friday Nov. 8 (and again Dec. 5) for a cuddlefest with some of our adorable small and exotic animals.

Come get your cuddles! $10 gets you 10 minutes of cuddles with our adorable, adoptable animals. First come, first served. On the 7th Floor of Macy’s Union Square, SF.

Friday, November 8, 2pm – 4pm
Thursday, December 5, 12pm – 2pm

Holiday Windows Official Unveiling: Nov. 22 – Jan. 1
This is the first year that SFACC will be a part of the Macy’s Windows event and we’re thrilled! Adoptable animals from SFACC and our partner SF SPCA will be in the windows at Macy’s Union Square beginning Nov. 22, 2019. Join us for the unveiling, Friday, November 22 at 5pm and visit us every afternoon through January 1st to see adoptable kittens, puppies, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and bunnies.


A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00pm -9:00pm
Alabama Street, between 15th & 16th St.SF

A partygoer enjoys a bunny cuddle at the Oct. 24 celebration honoring the 30th anniversary of the SF SPCA and SFACC partnership. Thank you to SFACC staff and volunteers who brought our small animals out for the evening: Kirby Counts, Mandy Covey, Loretta Kelley, Perry Matlock, Diane Pignari, Michael Reed, and Sofi Sylve. 

A beautiful night was had by all at this celebration of 30 years of the San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco Animal Care and Control saving lives together! We are more than neighbors; we are allies and partners, and we could not accomplish the work we do without working together.

  • Puppy cuddles
  • Small animal cuddles
  • Paint Your Pet (pre-registration required, sign up here)
  • Tote bag screen printing
  • Cardigan photo booth
  • Trivia on the trolley
  • Food trucks and cocktail bar
  • Tour the SF SPCA adoption center
  • Learn more about the new SFACC building